Making the Band 2 debuts Saturday.

Making the Band 2 debuts Saturday.
P. Diddy replaces Lou Pearlman as the man searching for a group of performers as Making the Band 2 premieres Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET. The show starts with 20 semi-finalists; they’ll be narrowed to eight finalists, who will live together in a house located in New York’s West Side as they compete for spots in a hip-hop group. “This show will be a wild ride, no tricks or gimmicks, just P. Diddy reality,” he told Entertainment Tonight. Producer Jon Murray said the cast members “are kids who don’t normally get on TV. They are from tough, urban neighborhoods,” the NY Daily News reports.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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